"The Penfolds Bin 389 legend continues. Say what you will about Penfolds and/or Foster’s … Bin 389 has soared on regardless. This year it’s a blend of cabernet (52 per cent) with shiraz (48 per cent), matured in only twenty-two per cent new oak.
Fantastic attack of flavour, grip through the finish, balance and harmony. Complete Australian red wine. Bold but restrained, herbal and vanillin but full of powerful, ripe, assertively dark fruit. The finish is long and satisfying and cabernet’s rugged control keeps the wine’s sense of ‘flow’ strict and focussed. 95 Points/Drink 2012-2024" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
"Great colour, and as befits the vintage, is an intense and complex wine of great breed; it has many layers of blackberry, blackcurrant, licorice, earth and chocolate, the powerful tannins in balance, the oak likewise. 96 Points/Drink by 2036" - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion